Name: Toipahautea.
Phonetic: Toy-pa-howt-e-ah.
Named By: C.-H.‭ ‬Tsai & R.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Fordyce‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Artiodactyla,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Mysticeti.
Species: T.‭ ‬waitaki‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Filter feeder.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: New Zealand‭ ‬-‭ ‬Kokoamu Greensand.
Time period: Chattian of the‭ ‬Oligocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Toipahautea is a genus of baleen whale that lived in waters around new Zealand during the Oligocene.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new archaic baleen whale Toipahautea waitaki‭ (‬early Late Oligocene,‭ ‬New Zealand‭) ‬and the origins of crown Mysticeti.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Royal Society Open Science‭ ‬5‭(‬4‭)‬:172453.‭ ‬-‭ ‬C.-H.‭ ‬Tsai & R.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Fordyce‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.


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